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Old 08-09-2018, 04:34 PM
chainsaw69 chainsaw69 is offline
 
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been loading 2520 under a 147 gr ball and works good in a 30-06 garand but ran out and i got 2 big jugs of rel 15. someone told me 44gr would be a good start but i wanna confirm this. anyone loading this powder for a garand?
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:53 PM
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First piece of advice is never take anyone's word on load data... especially when the manufacturer's load data is readily available online. Always consult the manufacturer's data either online or in manuals.

Look at the top of the reloading forum for the sticky I posted a few years back. It has links to a wealth of information. You may find this useful.
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=122589


Alliant online reloading guide... http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloade...d=121&bdid=565

Alliant lists the maximum load using Speer 150 Gr. SP bullets with Reloader 15 as 52.0 Grs. giving a velocity of 2728 fps.

Alliant recommends reducing this load by 10% for a starting load. This brings the recommended starting load to 46.8 Grs.

Your questioned 44.0 Gr. load may be too light.

I have never used Alliant rifle powders so I cannot speak from experience.

Perhaps someone else can chime in from experience.

Good luck
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:13 AM
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actually...........i did that. called alliant and was routed to a reloading expert (their term). he searched thru his date and said they have no data on reloading for the M1 garand.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:59 AM
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The Hornady #10 Edition contains load data for the 168 grain bullet with Alliant RL-15 powder in the M-1 Garand Service Rifle loading section. They do not list that powder for the 147-150 grain bullets.

With the 168 grain bullet they are showing powder rates starting at 43.2 grains to a maximum charge of 47.5 grains for that bullet. The starting velocity is 2300 fps. And the maximum velocity is 2600 fps. You might be able to figure something out for your 147 grain bullets from this data.

Others will chime in for sure, hope this helps.
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:32 PM
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thank you. i have the hornady 9th edition and it does not show that data. it does show 2520 and i may just grab a few lbs of that somewhere. at least now i have some options with the powders i have/will have. that will give me a good starting point. thanks again.
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:41 PM
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I just recieved 8 pounds of 2520 from Powder Valley Might try them - good prices
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:07 PM
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thank you. i have the hornady 9th edition and it does not show that data. it does show 2520 and i may just grab a few lbs of that somewhere. at least now i have some options with the powders i have/will have. that will give me a good starting point. thanks again.
actually i DOES have rel 15 listed for the 168 gr just as you state the 10th edition does. i am having a" head up butt" day. i check and recheck everything i do and i checked it just now and behold there it was. maybe the reloading manual gremlin snuck in last night and planted it there? taught myself to reload in 1965 and could reel off stats off the top of my head. no more. them days be long gone. thanks again
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:10 PM
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I just recieved 8 pounds of 2520 from Powder Valley Might try them - good prices
just ordered 2 a them jugs. i don't hoard but i try to stay well stocked.
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:03 PM
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Hey, glad it might help you, nothing worse than having powder and no info to use it.

Us retirees have to stick together. The "Head up the butt" club has many proud members so don't give it a second thought!
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